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Article: Autonomous Baby Feeding: 5 Tips for Getting Started with Crocokid Cutlery

Alimentation Autonome pour Bébé : 5 Astuces pour Bien Démarrer avec les Couverts Crocokid

Autonomous Baby Feeding: 5 Tips for Getting Started with Crocokid Cutlery

Hello young parents! You are now embarked on the wonderful adventure of parenthood. Today we will explore together the exciting world of independent baby feeding. This is a crucial step, not only for baby's motor development, but also for establishing a moment of pleasure and discovery. And guess what? Crocokid is here to turn every meal into a fun and educational experience. So, are you ready to dive into this colorful and adventure-filled universe? Let's go !

Choosing the Perfect Cutlery for Every Age: Tips for a Successful DME

When choosing baby cutlery, it is crucial to consider your child's age and developmental stage. Here are some key tips for each age group:

Baby cutlery from 6 months:

  • Type of cutlery: soft silicone spoons, first-age baby spoons, baby bottle spoon / baby bottle spoon
  • Features: Ideal for sensitive gums, BPA free, with a soft and supple surface.
  • Purpose: Perfect for first DME experiences, encouraging the discovery of textures and tastes.

Baby cutlery from 12 months:

  • Type of cutlery: ergonomic cutlery with easy-to-grip handles, silicone cutlery, food-safe plastic cutlery, stainless steel baby cutlery, stainless steel baby cutlery
  • Features: Size suitable for small hands, light weight, safe design with rounded edges, anti-choking system
  • Purpose: Promote independence and help develop fine motor skills and hand-mouth coordination independently.

Baby cutlery from 18 months:

  • Type of cutlery: Cutlery with slightly longer handles.
  • Features: Designed for older children, facilitate better coordination and more precise gripping.
  • Goal: Prepare the child to use standard cutlery, while strengthening food independence.

Regardless of age, always make sure to choose cutlery that is safe, BPA-free and adapted to your child's evolving needs (to each their own, it's not a race!).

From DME to Autonomy: The Essentials on the Introduction of Crocokid Cutlery for babies aged 12 months and over

DME, or Child-Led Dietary Diversification, is a food introduction method that allows babies to take charge of their culinary experience from the age of 6 months. This approach promotes autonomy, the discovery of textures and tastes, as well as the development of fine motor skills. Around 12 months of age, babies typically begin to develop more advanced dexterity, making this time ideal for introducing learning cutlery. At this age, children are curious and eager to imitate their parents, making this a perfect opportunity to familiarize them with using baby spoons and forks that fit their little hands. Ergonomic cutlery, like that of Crocokid, is designed to facilitate this transition. Their size, shape and weight are designed so that babies can handle them easily, transforming the meal into a fun and educational moment. Introducing baby cutlery at this age not only helps develop eating independence, but it also promotes better hand-mouth coordination, a crucial aspect of motor development in toddlers.

Testimony of Alice, mother of Eliott, 14 months old

“When Eliott started Food Diversification (DME) at 5 months, it was a festival of colors and textures! Initially, we started with small pots and baby food , then we gradually introduced chunks and solid foods . He loved exploring food with his little hands, but I admit that I was a little nervous about introducing him to cutlery . I was worried that he wouldn't easily accept the change after getting used to eating with his fingers .

However, when Eliott turned 12 months old, I decided it was time to try. I chose Crocokid baby cutlery , mainly for the ergonomic design of the spoon and fork, adapted to his little hands. I didn't know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised!

From the first try, Eliott was fascinated by his new learning cutlery. The car-shaped cutlery handle immediately caught his eye. He started by exploring them, touching them, and even biting them. Then, little by little, he started using them to eat. Sure, there was always a bit of a mess, but that's normal, right?

What I really liked about Crocokid cutlery is how safe and practical it is . The stainless steel tips are gentle on the gums and the rounded tips of the fork are perfect for safe learning. And they're dishwasher safe, a big plus for a busy mom like me!

Today, Eliott is 14 months old and he uses his Crocokid cutlery at every meal. I am so proud to see him eating independently . This was truly an important step in its development and in our DME adventure . I highly recommend this cutlery to all parents who want to facilitate the transition to independent feeding for their child . Thank you Crocokid for making this both fun and rewarding!”

5 Tips for introducing Crocokid ergonomic cutlery to Babies aged 12 months and over

The introduction of Crocokid cutlery to babies aged 12 months and over is an exciting step in the development of food independence. Here are five practical tips to make this transition easier:

  • 1) Start Small: Introduce the Crocokid spoon first. Its size and shape are perfect for little hands and encourage them to explore food in a fun way.
  • 2) Create Play Time : Let your baby play with the cutlery before meals. The fun car-shaped design of Crocokid cutlery makes it attractive to little ones, turning learning into an entertaining experience.
  • 3) Lead by example : use your own cutlery at the same time as your baby. Children learn by imitating, so show them how to hold and use cutlery.
  • 4) Be Patient and Encouraging: Each baby progresses at their own pace. Praise small successes and don't worry about small messes. Experiential learning is key.
  • 5) Choose the right foods: Start with foods that are easy to prick or pick up. Pieces of soft fruit or small pieces of cooked vegetables are ideal for practicing with the Crocokid fork.

By following these tips, you'll help your child develop important eating skills while having fun. Crocokid cutlery is more than just a utensil, it is a companion in your baby's independent learning adventure.

A Joyful and Autonomous Gastronomic Journey with Crocokid

And there you have it, dear parents, we have come to the end of our article in the wonderful world of independent feeding with Crocokid cutlery. This journey, from discovering flavors with your fingers to mastering cutlery, is filled with laughter, a few spills (yes, let's be honest!) and lots of love.

Each child is unique, and their journey towards food independence is just as unique. With patience, encouragement and the right tools, like our cutlery specially designed for their little hands, you will transform each meal into a fun and educational adventure. These moments spent at the table are not only an opportunity to learn to eat alone, but also to create precious memories as a family.

Remember, small victories deserve big celebrations. So, the next time your little chef manages to grab a piece of fruit with his Crocokid fork, give him a big cheer! After all, every step taken is a step closer to independence and self-confidence.

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